Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 13th Jan 2006 04:28 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Apple Reports spreading across the web that Intel Macs can't boot Windows XP might be inaccurate. Intel Australia, while being careful not to comment on Apple's hardware specifically, says motherboards based on the Intel 945 chipset already support EFI and can boot Windows with no problems. The key appears to be whether Apple has included a "compatibility support module". Explored in more depth in this article at APC Magazine.
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RE: oh man
by modmans2ndcoming on Fri 13th Jan 2006 05:16 UTC in reply to "oh man"
modmans2ndcoming
Member since:
2005-11-09

why? It would be better to fire up VMware and run windows in full screen mode in that, then you can be in OS X and not have to wait for a boot cycle.

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RE[2]: oh man
by Eugenia on Fri 13th Jan 2006 05:18 in reply to "RE: oh man"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Not if you want to play games, or run a very cpu-hungry application, or you need more RAM or storage than it is already allocated. In these cases, native is better.

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RE[2]: oh man
by EmmEff on Fri 13th Jan 2006 05:18 in reply to "RE: oh man"
EmmEff Member since:
2005-09-16

VMWare doesn't exist for OS X. Virtualization is a nice thought but not for a desktop machine.

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VMware (was RE[3]: oh man)
by jasone on Fri 13th Jan 2006 05:25 in reply to "RE[2]: oh man"
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2005-07-06

I fully expect that VMware will support OS X in the near future.

As for virtualization not being good for a desktop system, I strongly disagree. I find VMware immensely useful. I have one desktop machine that meets pretty much all of my needs, but I would need 5 or more machines if it weren't for VMware.

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RE[2]: oh man
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 13th Jan 2006 16:30 in reply to "RE: oh man"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Or better yet, have a KVM and two machines.

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